Holiday Treats

It's impossible to think about the holidays without conjuring up thoughts of all of the sweets, treats and meals that make the season so unique.

Turkey and stuffing, brown sugar glazed ham, spiced cranberries, cornbread stuffing, iced sugar cookies, warm bread pudding, a slice of pumpkin pecan pie, smooth rich chocolate fudge...and the list goes on and on. Make your reservations early for a wonderful meal at one of the restaurants in the region or plan on attending one of these flavorful events.

Taste of Downtown Alton

Get your palate ready with a pre-holiday tasting of the best dishes Downtown Alton has to offer at the annual Taste of Downtown on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Eat, drink and be merry as you sample a vairety of local flavors from your favorite downtown dining and drinking establishments.

Taste of Chocolate

Need a fix? Cave into all of your chocolate cravings at the 6th Annual Taste of Chocolate on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Grafton Winery & Brewhaus. Choose from chocolate flavored coffee, a variety of fudge, hot chocolate, desserts, candies and much more. Prepare your tastebuds for a sweet Saturday afternoon with the treats from local businesses and restaurants. Tickets are $6 per person.